Oswald Road Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. We require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share the commitment.
Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy
Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy- Covid Addendum
Deborah Howard- Headteacher
Donna Wealleans- Deputy Headteacher (Pastoral/Safeguarding)
Helen Woolf- Deputy Headteacher (SEND)
Amanda Clifton – Pastoral and Support Manager
Kieran Bentley – Sports Coach
These members of staff have all received safeguarding designated person training so please feel free to approach them with any questions or concerns.
Oswald Road is continuing to take part in Operation Encompass which runs in partnership with Manchester Safeguarding Board and Greater Manchester Police.
Operation Encompass is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.
The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
Operation Encompass is a Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive charity. We acknowledge and understand the impact of Domestic Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience.
Operation Encompass mitigates against the damaged caused by exposure to Domestic Abuse and other ACE’s.
You can find out more about Operation Encompass by clicking here.
Operation Encompass- Governors’ Commitment
EARLY HELP SERVICE
Oswald Road Primary School is offering an Early Help Service to all of our families.
The Early Help offer in Manchester provides help and support for families and children to promote well being, increase resilience and stability ensuring children are safe, healthy and aspiring to achieve.
If you would like to know more about this service please contact Donna Wealleans, Deputy Headteacher, or Amanda Clifton, Learning Mentor on 0161 881 4266.
Click here for more information.
USEFUL LINKS AND DOCUMENTS
Walking to School Safely
Early Help For Parents & Young People
Information and Support for Parents and Carers (including national and local agencies and organisations)
Young Person’s Guide to Keeping Children Safe
Local Authority Resources
Manchester Safeguarding Children’s Board
NSPCC- Signs, Symptoms, Effects of Domestic Abuse
NSPCC- Keeping Children Safe from Domestic Abuse
Respect Phone Line- advice for perpetrators of domestic violence
NSPCC- What to do if you are worried about a child
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Parent Guide to Children’s Wellbeing
50 Ways to Take a Break
Be Nice to Yourself
Sensory Safety Tool
Self Harm- NSPCC
Self-Harm- Young Minds
Tip sheet – Helping your child to be happy – Supporting wellbeing
Tip sheet – Getting support to help your child to be happy
Tip sheet – Self Esteem
Young person’s journey – Mental Health
Young Minds Crisis Messenger
How to get free mental health therapy or counselling
On My Mind – Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources for Young People (Anna Freud Centre)
Information and resources specifically for anxiety in children:
Behaviour Management Plan
Healthy Sexual Behaviour
NSPCC’s Positive Parenting- a guide to discipline and setting boundaries for your child
Topical Safeguarding Issues
Stranger Danger- a guide for parents
NSPCC- Is your child ready to go out on their own?
Is my child ready to be left home alone?
The ‘Prevent’ Strategy- a guide for parents
Protecting Children from Extremism- a guide for parents/carers
e-Safety and Gaming
Parent/Carer Acceptable Use Policy
Parent e-Safety Guide
Safeguarding and Media Devices (full version)
Instagram Parents Guide
Whatsapp Parents Guide
YouTube Parents Guide
e-Safety- Parental Controls
ChildNet: Supporting Young People Online
ChildNet: Family Agreement Template
ChildNet: Family Agreement Advice
UK Safer Internet Centre: Resources for Parents
How to keep your kids safe on YouTube in a few easy steps
NSPCC- Online Safety
Net Aware- guide to different social media channels
Minecraft: A Parent’s Guide
A Parent’s Guide to being Share Aware
Snapchat- Parent Guide
Instagram- Parent Guide
Fortnite- Parent Guide
YouTube- Parent Guide
Social Media & Mental Health
What trusted adults need to know about social media and mental health
What parents need to know about social pressures linked to ‘likes’
SEND Online Safety Hub
Social Services– 0161 234 5001
Manchester City Council Emergency Housing (out of hours)- 0161 234 5001
Manchester Move for Advice on your Housing Options and for Emergency Accommodation (women only)- 0333 900 9032
42nd Street (Mental Health Service for Young People)- 0161 228 1888
Mustard Tree (support for those who are in need of food parcels and other items)- 0161 228 3721
NSPCC If you are worried about the wellbeing and safety of any child, you can contact the NSPCC (https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/our-services/nspcc-helpline/) or Manchester Social Care on 0161 234 5001.
Wood Street Mission (helping families living in poverty with everyday items)- 0161 834 3140
Boaz Trust (service for destitute asylum seekers)- 0161 202 1056
Refugee Action– 01610441 4100
Karma Nirvana (support to victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse)- 0800 5999 247-
Self injury Support: selfinjurysupport.org.uk
Helpline: 0808 800 8088 (Tue & Wed 7-10pm, Thur 3-6pm & 7-10pm) Text: 0780 047 2908 (Sun – Fri 7-9pm)